The feast of Pentecost remembers how the early Christians took their message onto the streets of the city with enthusiasm and energy. Pentecost Celebrations want to capture something of that same spirit of celebration.
People from across Merseyside normally gather in Hope Street to celebrate the Christian Festival of Pentecost. Inspired by the Pope’s visit to the city in 1982, this bi-annual event has now become a regular feature of life in Liverpool city.
Pentecost Celebrations in Liverpool
This year’s event in Liverpool took place on-line because of the COVID 19 pandemic. The virtual walk along Hope street was led by Sheryl Anderson, Chair of Liverpool Methodist District and there were contributions by Bishop Paul and Archbishop Malcolm as well as the deans of our two cathedrals. To follow this on-line service, please click here.
Prayer for St Helens in the week leading up to Pentecost and on Pentecost Sunday
Prayer for St Helens had teamed up with Church in the Square and St Helens Church Leaders to create United2020 and presented a week long programme of online content created by St Helens Church Leaders across the denominations to engage, inspire and transform lives.
People joined each day from 25 - 31 May 2020, and prayers culminating in a United Online Service on Sunday 31 May 2020 all churches engaged with it - just as they would have done in St Helens Church Square at Pentecost!
The programme was accessable in a variety of ways - online at churchinthesquare.co.uk or via Facebook and Instagram.
For those that were not online, a physical resource was produced! Resources can still be accessed by sending an email using this link.
One of the key messages of Pentecost is that people of many different nationalities were included and brought together in common accord. At this particular time in the life our nation, it feels particularly important that these positive narratives are unleashed and heard.